#metoo

What do #MeToo women feel about downtrodden husbands?

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Eight years ago, in the course of doing some research into literacy teaching in London, I visited many primary schools.…

The horror of choosing a Halloween costume

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Halloween used to be easy. It was a fancy-dress party: you could wear whatever you liked. The idea was to…

Are you a politically correct pervert?

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It hasn’t always been easy being a progressive-minded man who prides himself on his sensitivity to issues of race, gender,…

‘I go against my instincts to be just an actor’

‘I should just shut up’: Dominic West on #MeToo and the perils of talking politics

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Lounging confidently on the sofa of a Soho hotel suite, Dominic West has been beaming at me, but now his…

In defence of women (and why I ain’t no little bird)

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Following Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony about being sexually assaulted by the US Supreme Court nominee when he was 17,…

Why are men being such wusses over #MeToo?

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘There are two sides to every story’ is an aphorism you don’t hear often lately. Ask anyone amidst a family…

The #MeToo movement could be the saviour of sex

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Sexual intercourse, Philip Larkin famously wrote, began in 1963. And listening to contemporary commentators, you’d think that it came to…

The reluctant frontman: Ray Davies

‘I think The Kinks could have found a better frontman’: Ray Davies interviewed

23 June 2018 9:00 am

‘I like your shirt today,’ Sir Ray Davies says to the waiter who brings his glass of water to the…

The Bible’s #MeToo problem

23 June 2018 9:00 am

New York I write this on my last day in the Bagel, and it sure is a scorcher, heat and…

A dated and remote two-hour polemic basking in #MeToo topicality: The Writer reviewed

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Ella Hickson’s last play at the Almeida was a sketch show about oil. Her new effort uses the same episodic…

The rise – and rise – of Trump Derangement Syndrome

5 May 2018 9:00 am

New York ‘What do we do with these men?’ thundered a New York Times headline. It was followed by a…

Circe has been recast as the girl next door – it’s a sign of the times

14 April 2018 9:00 am

When poor old battered Odysseus landed on Circe’s island having lost all his ships (except his flagship) when he tangled…

I miss Auberon Waugh. He’d know what to say about relentless women’s issues

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Every now and then one suddenly misses somebody. I miss Bron, who died 17 years ago last month. There’s an…

Why not ban artists who forget to feed their cats or recycle?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Sometimes a picture — the big picture — is worth more than a thousand words. Consider this Art vs Artist,…

Jonas Kaufmann’s presence or absence can make or break a season

‘I was really, really scared’: Jonas Kaufmann opens up about his #MeToo moment

17 February 2018 9:00 am

‘Hi, it’s Jonas.’ When the great tenor rings from Vienna, I ask if there are any topics he wants me…

Taki: My #MeToo moment

17 February 2018 9:00 am

#MeToo! It happened right here, in Gstaad, last week. A man in his mid-fifties, about six foot tall and 165lb,…

Sometimes men deserve to be paid more

10 February 2018 9:00 am

It is 100 years since women got the vote and I have been joining in the celebrations, on public transport…

Taki: Where’s Norman Mailer when you need him?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Gstaad For some strange reason there have been no #MeToo complaints around these parts. Some locals have grumbled about yours…

Can I be taught how to become a #MeToo Man?

3 February 2018 9:00 am

These are tough times for what I call the #MeToo Men — those white, liberal, high-minded men who pride themselves…

Let’s face it: the Presidents Club was on to something

3 February 2018 9:00 am

There exist in the annals of salesmanship certain ideas that are both highly immoral and wickedly clever. Before P. T.…

The #MeToo fury has spilled over into a feminist war

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The #MeToo movement began, I thought, primarily to allow women to speak out about harassment from men, which they had…